The off-season is not a time to stress over slowing down. It's time to enjoy what you've earned and move your intensity into restoration.
Yes, I said that I am going into the gym to lift big this winter. And it is going to benefit my cycling.
Part of prepping for next year's cycling season includes an effective transitional phase to start off-season training. The proper design of this phase of training pays big dividends later.
Of the 2,462 athletes listed in the sudden death registry at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, 23 were sudden cardiac deaths in young African American athletes, correlated with sickle cell trait.
The off-season is not the time to rest. It's time to get better at your sport, but not by actually practicing your sport. Learn how the pros use the off-season to improve by strength training.